Obama named man most admired by Americans

Obama named man most admired by Americans

US President Donald Trump, a prickly purveyor of poll numbers, is not going to like this one bit — Americans have voted his predecessor Barack Obama as the most admired man for the 10th year in a row, according to Gallup. Trump trailed Obama, and they were followed by Pope Francis, evangelist Bill Graham, John […]

Your Old Cell Phone Can Help Save the Rain Forest

Your Old Cell Phone Can Help Save the Rain Forest

By Christina Nunez Topher White spends a lot of time walking in—and thinking about—the forest, and how quickly we’re losing it. So much so that he’s gotten a black eye from being smacked by flying tree branches. But that’s just a small example of what the engineer is willing to endure to stop global deforestation. Founder […]

WHO to recognize gaming disorder as mental health condition in 2018

WHO to recognize gaming disorder as mental health condition in 2018

In 2018, playing video games obsessively might lead to a diagnosis of a mental health disorder. In the beta draft of its forthcoming 11th International Classification of Diseases, the World Health Organization includes “gaming disorder” in its list of mental health conditions. The WHO defines the disorder as a “persistent or recurrent” behavior pattern of “sufficient severity […]

The world is creating another Palestine

The world is creating another Palestine

The international community must act swiftly on the Rohingya crisis or the world will create another Palestine. That was the stark warning issued by a delegation from the Middle East in a meeting with the Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament on Tuesday. The members of the delegation included representatives of a major charity and Algerian […]

Hindutva Group Targets Ajmer Dargah, initiate a campaign seeking Hindu support for demolishing the centuries-old shrine

Hindutva Group Targets Ajmer Dargah, initiate a campaign seeking Hindu support for demolishing the centuries-old shrine

Ajmer: Hate speech has become quite routine for ‘fringe’ groups in Rajasthan. In the latest incident of hate speech, Shiv Sena Hindustan, a religious-turned-political outfit active in the state, targeted the famous Ajmer shrine and Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti with derogatory remarks, leading to tension in the city. The khadims (custodians) of Dargah Ajmer Sharif filed a complaint against […]

Message from Gujarat elections: The Muslim is more alone than ever before: By Abdul Khaliq

Message from Gujarat elections: The Muslim is more alone than ever before: By Abdul Khaliq

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his victory speech justifiably pronounced that voters in the Gujarat election emphatically rejected the poison of caste. But he studiously skirted mention of the cancer of communal identity politics and religiosity that was masterfully deployed by the BJP and clumsily imitated by the Congress. While the BJP dragged the Muslim community into […]